The potter’s song


Title: The potter’s song

Direction: Hnin Ei Hlaing

Production date: 2013

Running time: 22 min 16 sec

Countries of production: Myanmar, Germany

Genre: Documentary


This portrait of a community of potters in the Myanmar town of Twante west of Yangon is suffused by the music, warmth and humour of a hard-working, resilient people, plying a craft that is already dwindling in Myanmar’s fast-changing environment.


Hnin Ei Hlaing (Kyaukphyu, Stato Rakhine, 1985) enters in the film industry with a diploma in Computer Art with the Forever Group. Member of the Yangon Film School (YFS) for the art of documentary filmmaking since 2006. She makes extraordinary progress as a filmmaker and exhibits a genuine flair for sound recording, editing, directing and production management. Her work The Potter’s Song, about a community of potters in Twante near Yangon, premiered at Wathann Film Festival in Myanmar in 2013.

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